Sikkilsdalshø and Sikkilsdalsporten


The starting point is at Besseggen Fjellpark Maurvangen, there is a T-marked route all the way up to Sikkilsdalshø 1778 MASL. The trail starts at the camping lot leading you through Hoskelia up to Sikkilsdalsskaret. Here you’ll find a crossing where one path leads towards the lake upper Sikkilsdalvatnet and the other leads up to Sikkilsdalshø. There’s quite a view from the top. You can even carry on from the top to Sikkilsdalsseter, but this is quite a long trip.


The starting point in the winter is Bessheim, you cross the lake upper Sjodalsvatnet and hike up Hoskelia up to the top.

Sikkilsdalsporten is an easy and very nice hike for unexperienced skiers who want to spend some hours outside. Go across Upper lake Sjodalen and straight up to the crust which leads out to Sikkilsdalen. If it is too far it is downhill or flat home, if it is too short you can go around Gåpåpiggen or even Sikkilsdalshø, and you will in all cases have a nice and easy portion of downhill skiing.

It was from here the pioneers saw Sjodalen in the infancy of tourism when the railroads had reached Vinstra and journeyed up Skåbu to experience Sjodalen and Gjende.

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